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Amsterdam to raise the prostitution age to 21

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
ThinkStock

Amsterdam's Red Light District is very famous and popular for it's well known prostitution. Now city officials are trying to protect the workers by increasing the legal age of prostitution and force them to close shop from 4 am to 9 am. In theory this should help deteriorate crime.  

AMSTERDAM –  Amsterdam's mayor says the city plans to raise the minimum age of prostitutes from 18 to 21 and force brothels to close in the early morning hours.

At a press conference Tuesday, Eberhard van der Laan said the decision follows from a desire to crack down on crime in the city's famed Red Light District and protect sex workers — mostly women — from abuse.

Van der Laan said the windows, where scantily clad sex workers try to entice customers, would be closed from 4 to 9 in the morning.

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